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Dick Goldberg


Dick is director of both the Philadelphia initiative and the national network of Coming of Age. During his tenure as director, Coming of Age has grown from a Philadelphia project to one being replicated throughout the country.

Dick's background includes work as a writer, producer and community volunteer. Because of his successfully pursuing an encore career after age 50 (becoming director of Coming of Age), he was named one of eighteen 2010 Wells Fargo Second-Half Champions. Click here to see a video about the work for which the award was made.

He served as the producer of The National Jewish Theatre and Stage South, the state theatre of South Carolina; he wrote the off-Broadway drama Family Business, which ran in New York for over a year and in regional theatres throughout the country, and was the basis for his becoming a Guggenheim Fellow.

Dick authored episodes of the TV series Kate and Allie and MacGyver; wrote the feature film The Imagemaker, starring Jerry Orbach and Farley Granger; and the Franklin Institute Omnimax film Philadelphia Anthem. He has also written book and restaurant reviews for The New York Times andThe Philadelphia Inquirer.

Regarding local nonprofit volunteering, Dick served as President of the Board of the Eastern Pennsylvania chapter of The Leukemia and Lymphoma Society from 2000 to 2002. From 2002 to 2004, he was Board Chair of Planned Parenthood Southeast Pennsylvania Advocates and has served on the Eastern Pennsylvania Regional Board of the Anti-Defamation League for the past 9 years. In 2010, he joined the Board of the Philadelphia Corporation for Aging.

Dick holds B.A. and M.F.A. degrees from Brandeis University, where he also taught in the graduate school.

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